FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government and the New Brunswick Nurses Union have signed a new collective agreement for 240 nurse managers and nurse supervisors.

Human Resources Minister Denis Landry, Health Minister Victor Boudreau and union officials participated in the signing ceremony today.

“I thank the two negotiating teams for reaching this agreement,” said Landry. “This illustrates our commitment to ensuring that the government treats its employees with fairness by respecting the collective bargaining process.”

The three-and-a-half year agreement includes annual economic wage increases of one per cent and an adjustment to complete the implementation of a joint pay equity study.